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Harley Quinn #6

Harley Quinn #6

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Harley Quinn issue six ends the story arc featuring Sy Borgman, an old man who is a former cyborg secret agent who has one final mission to accomplish. This story began in issue four and this has to be one of the weaker story arcs in this series. Sy just isn't that much of an interesting character. A lot of his dialog is spoken in Yiddish, and half of the time I found myself searching for the meaning of these words online. It's hard to read a book when half the time you have to look up meanings of another language. It adds realism to the character, but subtitles would've been nice too. The antagonists also speak with heavy accents, and it makes reading this issue a tad bit frustrating. Other than this, it's good to see that Sy accomplished what he set out to do with Harley's help.

Regular cover for Harley Quinn #6, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, artwork by Chad Hardin, colored by Alex Sinclair, and cover designed by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.
Regular cover for Harley Quinn #6, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, artwork by Chad Hardin, colored by Alex Sinclair, and cover designed by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.2014 DC Comics.

The humor that readers expect from Harley Quinn issues aren't quite here either. The story isn't bad, the artwork is amazing as usual, and the colors really bring the pages to life, but simply put, Sy isn't a character that will soon be remembered. It hurts me to be saying these things, because the creative team is phenomenal, and Harley Quinn is one of my personal favorite characters, but this issue/story arc isn't as strong as previous issues. The issue ends with Harley heading home, and waiting for her there is Poison Ivy, and she has leads on the ongoing story, which is the bounty that someone has on Harley.

Good things are in store for Harley Quinn, and I will continue to buy this title in the future, but these last three issues are just filler issues. Not bad, but definitely not at the top of my pull list from the previous week. I rate this issue at three stars out of five, and the majority is due to the artwork and colors. The story is ok, but these things happen, not every story arc can be superb or perfect. Great things are coming for this series in the upcoming months, and we should all look forward to them. Harley Quinn issue six is on sale now for $2.99 at local comic book stores or on digital formats, and has 32 color pages.